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Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members

June 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusing on efforts to broaden participation in the

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NASEM Ontologies Committee Holds First Workshop

June 9, 2021

The National Academies convened the first committee workshop for Accelerating Behavioral Science through Ontology Development and Use on May 24, titled, “What Are Ontologies And How Are They Used In Science?’ This study is being led by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. FABBS is a sponsor for the series, along with member society APA. A recording of the workshop is

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Endless Frontier Act Reintroduced

On April 21, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) reintroduced the Endless Frontier Act, a $100 billion dollar proposal to ramp up investment in technology research and development aimed at countering China and ensuring American leadership in innovation.

Should it pass, the bill would have major implications for the National Science Foundation (NSF). It would invest $100 billion over

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House and Senate Committees Review NSF Funding Proposals

The funding process for federal agencies and programs follows, in theory, a two step process. First, Congress considers authorizing legislation, which can establish, continue, eliminate, or modify federal programs. While these bills provide funding guidance, they do not directly appropriate funds. It is common for federal agencies to continue to operate even when authorizations expire. Following authorization, Congress passes appropriations bills to fund government operations. Appropriations

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